A great story from the small mountain village of María, where the local priest flipped during a Saturday evening Mass. Arriving after blessing a wedding nearby the priest arrived somewhat late to the Mass. It was later hinted that he may have been invited to join in the wedding celebrations and -ah hem- a glass or two of wine may have been pressed into his hand there. According to witnesses, the young priest -a man Continue reading Cops called to prevent riot after priest calls congregation “a bunch of infidels”
Rumour reaches me that the BBM beach bar chiringuito on the Playa has been closed by the local police for constant infringement of the new noise bylaws, and mis-sale of alcohol to youths. The move, if true (there is a sign on the door “in Spanish”, several people has excitedly told me : come on people, get your dictionaries out!), comes after a month in which the mayor of Mojacar has been severely criticised on Continue reading BBM closed for noise pollution?
As from the 1st of October 2011, mobile phone numbers in Spain can also be assigned starting with a “7”, as well as the current “6”. Should cause some confusions at first…
Well, of course the national press aren’t presenting it like that, but that’s what happened Tuesday after ZP realised he had no choice but to cede to French and German demands to change the Constitution to establish a debt ceiling for the state and the regions, despite having previous said that he didn’t think it was necessary. The move rather trapped PP leader Mariano Rajoy, who had been calling for this for some time now, Continue reading ZP bows to Europe and unilaterally tries to change the Constitution (killing Spains welfare system in the process)
At alfredos gelaterria on Mojacar playa, just before hotel Indalo. Great homemade stuff. Posted from WordPress for Android – mobile blogging!
150,000 people will start to receive desalinated water from the Carboneras plant, after the Minister for the Environment opened the taps to allow water to flow from Carboneras to the Levante water network. The desalination plant was built several years ago in Carboneras, because that’s where the power plant is. But it was never connected to the Levante, because the water pipe that existed was designed to take water from Mojacar to Carboneras – and Continue reading Carboneras desalination plant FINALLY connected to the network, but I bet you still can’t drink the water
Whilst browsing through the local Chinese shops, I enjoy looking for tacky and slightly unpleasent souvenirs of Mojácar. I don’t buy them – why encourage them to make more?- but instead like to take a photo of them. Sadly, this year the crop has been thin. Until I came across this beauty: Next to it was a lovely little collage of photos of Mojácar, tastefully spray painted onto a bit of plastic, which was then Continue reading Souvenir of Mojácar, anyone?
Despite Andalusia having gone bankrupt, the Junta continues to promise large scale infrastructure projects. And to finance these grandiose scheme, someone in power had a Bad Idea. Namely, a private-public partnership scheme in which the private sector finances the work, in exchange for the right to milk it royally over the next xx years. In the case of the Almanzora motorway, the Junta has -somehow, backs of sofas come to mind- scrounged 160 million euros, Continue reading Junta gets the cash to finish the Almanzora motorway
Off to the UK for a few days on Monday -business and pleasure, this time- and I was lucky enough (booked a few weeks ago) to get some of the last decent seats for the concert of Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen at Worcester cathedral, part of the 3 Choirs choral music festival. Should be fun! The gf has been a fan of the Sixteen since she saw them on BBC3 a few months ago. For Continue reading UK and the Sixteen
The Spanish post office is running out of ideas for stamps was my first thought when some letters arrived with two MSN messenger lookalike icons hugging each other, under the slogan “for respect on the net” (por el respeto en la RED). Shortly afterwards another one arrived, an icon of someone using a mouse with a sinister shadow in the background creeping away. Soy lo que hago proclaims the slogan (I am what I do). Continue reading Correos runs out of ideas for stamps